The Spring Education Forums that allow soldiers, family members and educators to articulate discuss the education of military connected students, have been set on both Hunter Army Airfield and Fort Stewart early next month.
The forums emphasize special education.
Hunter's forum will be from 9 a.m.-noon April 5 at Hunter Club. It will also highlight recent partnerships between Hunter and the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System.
The forum will include a presentation from the Savannah-Chatham schools' Department of Exceptional Children, followed by a question and answer session. It also will include a presentation on programs backed by the Department of Defense for military students.
For more information, call 315-6586.
The forum on Fort Stewart will be from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. April 18 in the Club Stewart Ballroom.
The forum focuses on students enrolled in public and DODEA schools. Parents are needed to discuss issues and possible solutions in discussion groups. Those interested in being a delegate should contact the School Liaison Office at 767-6533.
If you can't attend the forum, post or submit your suggestions to the office by e-mail at email@example.com. Or look for a forum link at the Fort Stewart website at http://www.stewart.army.mil/ or the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation website http://www.stewartmwr.com/.
Scream ‘n' Shout coming
Scream 'n' Shout "Kidz With Character," an elementary school assembly, is coming to Newman Fitness Center at 6 p.m. April 19 and at 6 p.m. April 20 at Tominac Fitness Center.
The show incorporates music, movement, magic and lots of fun to motivate and inspire children, 5-12, to become respectful, reliable, responsible and caring.
The cost is $5 per family. Tickets may be purchased at the Stewart/Hunter Leisure Travel offices or at the door. At Stewart, Leisure Travel is in the PX Furniture Mall Complex and the phone number is 767-2841. At Hunter, Leisure Travel is in the Soldier Services Center, call 315-3674.
Visit http://www.screamnshout.com/ for more information about the assembly. For more information about the shows here, call 767-6212.
Georgia Pre-K signups
Registration for the Georgia Pre-K Lottery for the 2012-13 school year on Fort Stewart and Hunter will close April 4.
Registration forms are available at each of the CDCs. The registration and birth certificate must be turned in before the child's name can be placed in the lottery.
To qualify, a child must be 4 years old no later than Sept.1.
For more information, call 315-9018/9019 at Hunter or 767-2312 at Stewart.
Easter brunch will be served at Club Stewart from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. April 8.
The menu will include breakfast items as well as salad station, brown sugar glazed ham, citrus glazed Cornish hens, beef burgundy with pearl onions, sweet potato soufflé, fresh green bean almondine, roasted rosemary, new potatoes, roasted corn with sweet peppers, peach and cheese crepes, chocolate fountain, dessert station and mimosas.
Advance tickets cost $12.95 for adults and $6.45 for children, 5-10. At the door, the cost will be $14.95 for adults and $7.45 for children 5-10 years. Children 4 and younger are free.
While planning for your dining needs, mark your May calendars for the Mother's Day brunch, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. May 13.
For more information, call Club Stewart at 368-2212.
Toddler Easter egg hunt
Bring your toddler to the Easter egg hunt just for toddlers up to age 5 on April 9 at Cypress Creek. The activity is free and will begin at 10 a.m. It will end when all the eggs are found.
For more information, call 767-4273.
Guest readers at Hays Library
A special guest will read to children up to the age of 12 for National Library Week in the Children's Room at George P. Hays Library, from 4-5 p.m. April 11. There is no charge. For more information, call 767-2828.
A catch-and-release bass tournament will be held April 14 at Pineview Lake on Fort Stewart. All are invited.
Fishermen may launch at first light (about 6:30 a.m.) and present their catch for the weigh-in at 11 a.m. Cash prizes, based on the number of participants, will be awarded for first through fifth places, largest fish and youth category.
Winners will be determined by total weight of a five-fish maximum.
Early bird registration will continue through April 5. The cost is $15 for soldiers, retirees, family members and all youth 16 and younger. The early bird fee is $30 for civilians. An additional $5 charge will be added for registration April 6-13.
Register at the Stewart and Hunter Pass and Permit offices, phone 435-8061. The Hunter office's number is 315-5163.
The cost to register on the day of the event will be $30 for soldiers, retirees, family members and youth, and $40 for civilians.
Boat rentals will be available at Holbrook Equipment Rental Center to valid ID cardholders only. Renters must present a boater safety card, available free through www.boatus.com.
Wild Adventures trip
Join Leisure Travel for a trip to Wild Adventure Water & Theme Park in Valdosta on April 14. Registration will be accepted until April 12.
Wild Adventures has dozens of rides and Splash Island Water Park. Animal exhibits are located in several areas of the park, with opportunities for animal interaction throughout the day.
The $50 per person cost covers admission and transportation. For more information, call 767-2841 at Stewart or 315-3674 at Hunter.
Operation Purple Camps
Applications for Operation Purple Camps are available through the National Military Family Association website.
The program is to give military children, ages 7-17, the tools to help deal with the stresses that result from a parent's deployment. Priority will be given to children whose parents are deployed between Sept. 11 and Dec. 12 and who have not been to one of the camps.
For more information, go to http://www.militaryfamily.org/. Click on Operation Purple Program under the "Top Links" heading. Contact NMFA at OPC@militaryfamily.org.
According to the website, the camps are "a time for having fun, making friends, and reminding military kids that they are the nation's youngest heroes." The camps are during the summer.
Newman offers fitness classes
Sign up now for group fitness classes at Newman Fitness Center.
Classes include kickboxing, steps, zumba, spinning, extreme, abs and water fitness. All are tailored to suit various fitness levels and needs. Child care is offered through CYSS Kids on Site.
Classes cost $3, except pilates, which costs $10 per class or $45 monthly. Ask about a $25 pass for admission to 10 classes.
For more information: go by the center, call 767-3031, or visit http://www.stewartmwr.com/.
Family and MWR on the web
Visit the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation website for information about what FMWR has to offer soldiers and families at Fort Stewart/Hunter. The site is at http://www.stewartmwr.com/.
Also, like the action on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FortStewartHunterFMWR.
Stewart Lanes' Quarter Bowlerama
Bowlers, check out the Quarter Bowlerama from 5-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at Stewart Lanes Bowling Center. Pay the $5 cover charge and play for 25 cents per game. For more information, call 767-4273.
Enough of the renovation at Club Stewart is complete for Thunder Run to be back in its original space. Customers can enjoy Internationally Inspired Cuisine Night every Wednesday from 5-8 p.m.
The menu features a different taste every week from Italian, Latin, German to American food. The cost is $9.95 for adults, half price for children, 5-10, and free for younger children. For more information, call 368-2212.